I waited until Jaron had gone to bed last night and sneakily hung up this Fathers Day banner I had made for him...I think I have a new love - message banners! Have seen a few popping up on Pinterest and think they are great. Super easy to make too - I just used some sheets of 12x12 scrapbooking paper and drew the letters free-hand then cut them out. I like the slightly wonky, unevenness of them. Strung them together with some cotton twine and a big needle and used a bit of blutac to secure each end on top of the architrave. Simple! I'm looking forward to our next celebratory event so that I can make another...or perhaps I'll make one "just because" - no need for a special event!
During the week I asked the kids a heap of questions about Jaron and made their answers into a book - some of them were very cute/funny. I wasn't intending to do it scrapbook style but when I was rummaging through my supplies I found an unused album so popped everything in it. The intention is that we can add to the album each year - maybe something different next year...portraits of Dad or memorable stories?
Along with a few needed gifts (new shaver, squash racquet) Oscar chose a Nerf Gun - last year he gave Jaron some Lego...smart kid! I have to admit that I have always been anti-guns in this house, but these look like fun and it has provided a full afternoon and evening of entertainment! We have plans for a big family Nerf Gun war at Christmas now! I'm still sticking with my no Wii, Playstation, video game rule though - would rather save a special gift like that for when the kids are much, much older and it will mean more to them.
Happy Fathers Day Jaron - you really are a FAB DAD!